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Psychology professor Sarlito Wirawan passes away at 72

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Tue, November 15, 2016 | 12:00 pm
Psychology professor Sarlito Wirawan passes away at 72 University of Indonesia psychology professor Sarlito Wirawan descends a flight of stairs. Sarlito died on Nov. 14 at the age of 72. (Kompas.com/Kahfi Dirga Cahya)

Sarlito Wirawan Sarwono, professor emeritus at the University of Indonesia’s (UI) School of Psychology, died on Monday evening at the age of 72, after four days in the hospital.

His colleague, Hamdi Muluk, confirmed the news. “Yes, I just received the news,” Hamdi said on Monday evening as quoted by tempo.co.

Hamdi said Sarlito had gastrointestinal bleeding. “It had been four days, and the condition became critical at 8 p.m. [on Monday],” he said.

Sarlito was treated at PGI Cikini Hospital and his body will be transferred to UI’s funeral home in Ciputat, South Jakarta.

Sarlito became a lecturer in UI in 1968. His last public appearance was as an expert witness in the trial of Jessica Kumala Wongso, who was convicted for murdering her friend Wayan Mirna Salihin by poisoning her coffee.

Sarlito will be laid to rest on Tuesday at Giri Tama Tonjong Cemetery in Parung, Bogor, West Java. (evi)

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